Friday, March 4, 2011


Do you need an easy, weeknight meal? Do you have picky eaters on your house? Is your pantry two days overdue for a trip to the grocery?

I have the meal for you.

I call it....Loaf-a-roni.

Normally I would expound on the virtues of such a wonderful dish....carry on about the ease of preparation....

You know what? There is really no need.

This dish speaks for itself.

Besides.... I am totally exhausted.

I have no words.

Today, Ty and I have been up since 2:30 and we have a long day and big weekend ahead of us.

So I am going to let you use your own won’t be hard.... this is one of those “nuff said” kind of moments.

I was so tired this morning, I even forgot to download the pictures from my camera, so I am including the one I sent to Ginny from my phone.... how lazy is that? Sooooo tired.....
Your mission, if you choose to accept it:

1. Make macaroni and cheese (next time, I’m totally doing pepperjack)
2. Mix up a meatloaf
3. Flatten half the meat mixture on a pan, making a well in the center
4. Fill the well with mac & cheese
5. Top with remaining meat
6. Carefully pull the edges of the bottom meat layer up to seal the top layer, making sure there are no holes
7. Bake at 350 degrees until done (about an hour)
8. Baste with your favorite BBQ sauce (we love Uncle Joe’s Sweet Smoke)
9. Bake 15 more minutes

If you have men or kids in your house, I can guarantee this is going to be a winner. Even MY picky eaters couldn’t deny it.

This is my submission to Presto Pasta Nights, hosted by Sarah at Maison Cupcake.


Ruth Daniels said...

What a super cool idea! Now that you did the hard work of sharing with Presto Pasta Night... I suggest some chilling time with Ty... how about a snuggle time with a favorite DVD?

Kim said...

I'm pretty sure this is the ultimate is man-pleasing and child-pleasing. Plus, it's almost like the macaroni and cheese comes wrapped up in a present.

I hope you catch up on your sleep. Sounds like you've been waking up awfully early lately.

scrambledhenfruit said...

My son's going to love this one!

Krista said...

One of the ways that I have counteracted the huge to-do list that my life has become lately is to not allow myself to read, let alone comment on other blogs. Just until "things" slow down again. Time management. Ugh. Anyhow...when I saw "Loaf-a-roni" I couldn't resist. What in the world?! I had to know. Now I see. Genius. Two comfort foods in one. Nice work. : )
Hope that you get some rest and have a wonderful weekend!

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

This looks brilliant! Perfect for family supper! Thanks for doing Presto Pasta Night this week.

'trish said...

This is pretty spectacular!

Claudia said...

My family's going to love this one, two favorites in a single meal!